SAT High-Frequency Word List Part 1

  1. Abridge
    v. condense or shorten.
  2. Abstemious
    adj. sparing in eating and drinking; temperate.
  3. Abstract
    adj. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational.
  4. Abstruse
    adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
  5. Accessible
    adj. easy to approach; obtainable.
  6. Acclaim
    v. applaud; annouce with great approval.
  7. Adulation
    n. flattery; admiration.
  8. Advocate
    v. urge; plead for.
  9. Aesthetic
    adj. [es-thet-ik] artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciation of the beautiful.
  10. Affable
    adj. easily approachable; warmly friendly.
  11. Affirmation
    • n.[af-er-mey-shuhn] positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath.
  12. Alleviate
    v. relieve.
  13. Aloof
    adj. apart; reserved.
  14. Altruistic
    adj. unselfishly generous; concerned for others. altruism, n.
  15. Ambiguous
    adj. unclear or doubtful in meeting. ambiguity, n.
  16. Ambivalence
    n. the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes. ambivalent, adj.
  17. Analogous
    adj.[uh-nal-uh-guhs] comparable; similar in some way.
  18. Anarchist
    n. person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority. anarchy, n.
  19. Anecdote
    n.[an-ik-doht] short account of an amusing or interesting event.
  20. Animosity
    n. active enmity.
  21. Antagonism
    n.[an-tag-uh-niz-uhm] hostility; active resistance. antagonistic, adj.
  22. Antidote
    n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease.
  23. Antiquated
    adj.[an-ti-kwey-tid] old-fashioned; obsolete.
  24. Apathy
    n. lack of caring; indifference.
  25. Appease
    v. pacify or soothe; relieve.
  26. Apprehension
    n. fear.
  27. Arbitrary
    adj. capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical.
  28. Archaic
    adj.\r-ˈkā-ik\ antiquated.
  29. Arrogance
    n. pride; haughtiness.
  30. Articulate
    adj. effective; distinct.
  31. Artisan
    n. manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist.
  32. Ascendancy
    n. controlling influence; domination.
  33. Ascetic
    adj. practicing self-denial; austere.
  34. Aspire
    v. seek to attain; long for.
  35. Astute
    adj. wise; shrewd; keen.
  36. Attribute (V)
    v. ascribe; explain.
  37. Augment
    v. increase; add to.
  38. Austere
    adj. forbiddingly stern; severely simple and not ornamented.
  39. Authoritarian
    adj. subordinating the individual to state; completely dominating another's will.
  40. Autonomous
    adj. self-governing.
  41. Aversion
    n. firm dislike.
  42. Belie
    v. contradict; give false impression.
  43. Benevolent
    adj. generous; charitable.
  44. Bolster
    v. support; reinforce.
  45. Braggart
    n. boaster.
  46. Brevity
    n. conciseness.
  47. Cajole
    v. coax; wheedle.
  48. Candor
    n. frankness; open honesty. candid, adj.
  49. Capricious
    adj. unpredictable; fickle; fanciful.
  50. Censorious
    adj. critical.
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SAT High-Frequency Word List Part 1
This is a breakdown of the SAT High-Frequency word list, my original is comprised of all the words this on is just Part 1 of 7. i Broke it down because this is the best way to learned the words using the "Thorough Mode"